Hello and Happy Monday!
I like this episode, and I think it has a great case. There are also some great Booth and Brennan moments, particularly toward the beginning when they bicker about whether or not Brennan misses him after they haven’t done a case together lately. Brennan insists that Zack is the one who misses Booth. HA!
But I think this *is* the beginning of what we later see in season four, when Brennan makes it very clear that she isn’t interested in working with any other FBI agent than Booth (she makes it clear in season two, also, but both times, she has no choice but to work with someone else when Booth is out of commission).
What do you think of the ‘silent treatment’ from Booth to Zack. Booth says it’s better than shooting him, and Brennan accepts it and even calls it sweet. Booth shrugs it off by saying that her people are his people, to which Brennan asks, surprised, “I have people?” I love the look Booth gives her, as if he’s shocked that she doesn’t understand that her little band of squints wouldn’t practically go to the death for her, and I love that Brennan quickly puts it together that he’s right.
We’ve talked about it before–the idea that Brennan had family, even if she didn’t realize it. Do you think she recognized the loyalty of the Jeffersonian staff but compartmentalized it into ‘work’ mode? I still think at this point, Booth is the only one she’s really letting see much of her vulnerability, right? Angela does get to see some, but not like Booth does–especially by the end of this episode, once she’s given Booth the file she’d collected on her parents’ disappearance.
Booth is proud she asked, and I was also proud she asked. I love these episode endings at the beginning of this series, where they showed Brennan displaying interpersonal skills and growing closer to Booth by understanding him and letting him in.
On that note, here is your B&B of the Day:
The “We may both have people, but you are my #1 person” B&B
From: The Man on the Fairway: Season One